Tinnion eyes Darius move
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bristol City are interested in signing Gillingham striker Darius Henderson.Bristol City player-manager Brian Tinnion has revealed his interest in signing Gillingham striker Darius Henderson.
The 23-year-old recently completed a successful month-long loan spell with West Country rivals Swindon Town, with the former Reading hit-man scoring a brace against The Robins in his first match for Andy King's side.
Swindon were keen to keep Henderson on a permanent basis, but two failed bids meant his loan at The County Ground ended on Saturday before the player returned to The Gills.
Tinnion, meanwhile, has been searching for a new striker and had bids for Port Vale hit-man Stephen Brooker turned away by the Potteries outfit.
The City boss confirmed he was monitoring Henderson's situation and that an offer would be made to The Gills in the near future.
"As yet, we have not made a bid for Darius Henderson, but we are currently in the process of preparing an offer," Tinnion said.
"We are interested and have had him watched this season. We actually tried to get him before he went on loan to Swindon but missed out that time.
"I am not expecting anything to be sorted in the next few days, but we will talk to Gillingham soon."
The Robins may face competition for Henderson, as The Gills have confirmed that Doncaster Rovers have contacted them regarding the striker.
Meanwhile, Everton boss David Moyes has revealed that he was interested in becoming Bristol City manager five years ago.
The former Robins player, who takes his Toffees side to Ashton Gate for their Carling Cup second round clash on Wednesday, was a strongly linked to replace Benny Lennartsson as manager in the summer of 1999.
Moyes revealed that he would have taken the job had it been offered to him, despite being employed as Preston North End boss at the time.
"I enjoyed my time as a player with City and retained such a feeling for the club that in my mind, I was thinking towards taking the opportunity," Moyes told City's official website.
"My interest was conveyed to the City board and I was ready to meet them when I got back from holiday.
"It went as far as fixing up a hotel and a time when we could get together. I was even prepared to go there straight from the airport before driving home.
"I was close to boarding my flight in America when I received a message to say that they had decided to appoint Tony Pulis as manager.
"There are no regrets because things worked out very well for me, but I would have liked the chance to work at City again because my playing days there were among the happiest of my career."